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Honoring the men and women who have served our country with special programming

In recognition of Veterans Day, WXXI will present a remarkable documentary at the Little Theatre on November 10 at 6:30 p.m. The American St. Nick tells the true story of a handful of American soldiers who, during the chaos of war, brought Christmas back to the children of a small Luxembourg town – and helped preserve a holiday tradition that continues to this day. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the American St. Nick Richard Brookins (a Pittsford resident), documentarian Tim Gray, and American St. Nick author Peter Lion. The documentary makes its TV premiere on WXXI-TV Monday, December 7 at 9 p.m. and Thursday, December 17 at 9 p.m.

In addition to this special screening of The American St. Nick, which is hosted in partnership with M&T Bank, WXXI will be airing several veteran specials throughout the month as part of our Veterans Connections initiative, which is designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness.  Through special TV, radio and online programming, documentary films, group discussions, news features, and a comprehensive web site, Veterans Connections works to create a community platform to connect veterans with valuable resources.

To learn more about the initiative and to check out all the programs airing in honor of Veterans Day, visit: WXXI.org/veterans

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